This semester, I am taking five classes and working around 20 hours per week for the Enrollment Marketing department at TC, where I do social media for the Office of Admission. Below, I have outlined a typical week in my life, but it is always subject to change if I have assignments due or a friend’s birthday party to attend!
I typically start my mornings by going to the gym — I live on-campus in Whittier Hall, which has a gym in the lobby. It is very convenient and a great way to ensure I get up and moving in the mornings. I head to the Gottesman Library around 10:00 a.m. for my work-study job until 3:00 p.m. — I work remotely Mondays and Tuesdays. My job focuses on social media – creating reels and scheduling posts for Instagram and Facebook. Some weeks, I write blogs and make monthly data reports for the team. I have the afternoons free to relax or work on homework until my Capstone Seminar at 7:00 p.m. My thesis is due in December, so this course allows me to work on edits and connect with my advisor each week.
I start my day with the gym and then head to the Gottesman Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for work again. I often have monthly social media meetings via Zoom on Tuesdays with the larger team, and I touch base with my co-worker Kate about posts. I work on the library’s second floor because it is designated for collaboration and talking. Around 4:30 p.m., I review the case studies assigned for the week and then head to my Law & the Arts course at 5:00 p.m. in Horace Mann. I typically do the reading over the weekend, but I like to review my notes right before class to get a refresher. When class gets out around 7:00 p.m., I often go out with friends for drinks somewhere on Amsterdam or Broadway.
I work in the office on Wednesdays — I go into the 528 Building around 10:00 a.m. and leave at 2:00 p.m. This is my shortest workday! I head to the Ceramic Studio at 2:30 p.m. and work until around 5:30 p.m. I am in a Ceramics Independent Study this term for two credits, meaning I must have at least six hours in the studio each week. I meet my friend at the Whittier gym around 6:00 p.m. and then spend my night relaxing or reading for classes.
I have no class on Thursdays! I start my day at the gym and head to the office around 10:00 a.m. I start my workday with a weekly team meeting to touch base on all the current projects and upcoming needs for social and marketing. I typically take the day off from homework and use my evening to relax — watching a few episodes of a show or FaceTime with friends.
My Digital Photography class starts at 10:00 a.m. Some weeks, we meet at museums or galleries to see exhibitions, but most times, we have studio time to edit images or do photoshoots. After lunch, I head to the Ceramic Studio in the afternoons — open studio hours are until 9:00 p.m.
In September, I had a weekend intensive course called Adaptive Negotiation & Conflict Resolution. It met two weekends in September, and my final paper is due in October. When I don’t have this class, I often go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and do my laundry. I use my free time on the weekends to reset for the week and prep for my classes.